Chances are, if you’re a busy mom, you may be slacking on your skincare routine. Good skincare is important, now more than ever! Not only will it help with postpartum stress and hormonal changes but it’s great for your mood and self-esteem! Try this quick morning skincare routine to look refreshed (and awake), even if you don’t feel it.
1. Dry facial brushing
When you’re sleep deprived, it’s common to wake up with a puffy face. Counteract this by using a facial dry brush right when you wake up. It only takes a minute or two and the brush increases circulation and helps move fluid away from the face. It also stimulates the nervous system, which helps you feel more awake! Try the Province Apothecary Daily Glow Facial Dry Brush, which comes with a step-by-step guide.
2. Apply a firming eye cream
Once you’ve cleansed and toned your face, apply a firming eye cream to further reduce puffiness and tighten up the under-eye area. We recommend Consonant’s Firming Eye Cream. Unfortunately, dark circles can only be helped by sleep, diet and cover-up.
3. Get a dewy glow
Mix one pump of tinted sunscreen with half a pump of foundation to create create a dewy base and protect your skin from the sun. It’s important to wear a daily sunscreen since the majority of sun exposure is incidental, like while driving or walking to and from places. Even if you don’t burn, the sun can still cause aging. A time saving (and skin saving) tip is to apply a daily moisturizing sunscreen likeConsonant’s The Perfect Sunscreen mixed with your favourite foundation for an easy way to get dewy, healthy looking skin.
4. Apply a colour correcting concealer
As I mentioned, there’s no magic product to get rid of dark circles. They happen because of lifestyle and genetics. Instead, use a brightening colour correcting eye concealer like Fitglow Eye Bright. You’ll immediately look more awake and reverse months of sleep deprivation! It also contains anti-aging peptides and coffee extract to reduce puffiness.
There you have it! A quick way to get a healthy looking complexion for even the most sleep deprived mama! And MOGA mamas get 10% off all orders at Clean Beauty School. Use the code MOGA10.
Big thank you to Seanna Cohen for her beauty advice. She’s a certified Skin Care Therapist and founder of the Clean Beauty School. Head to their website to learn skincare tips & tricks, shop the best clean beauty products, and get personalized advice.